Expert Witnesses and Liability Issues
This guide will discuss when an expert witness can be sued, when liability issues may arise and potential legal complications with serving as an expert witness. It will also discuss insurance options and methods that you can use to guard yourself against possible liability issues.
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- ⇒ Expert Witnesses and Liability Issues
Can an Expert Witness be Sued?
In usual circumstances, an expert witness is provided immunity from lawsuit. This is due to an immunity doctrine established by the United States Supreme Court in 1983.Read more
Common Legal Problems with Being an Expert Witness
Expert witnesses can face similar legal problems as other professionals depending on the situation, and some of these include professional or sexual misconduct, interfering with an investigation, breach of contract and misleading or misrepresentation of the facts. Some legal concerns arise during a case or when the professional hired by the lawyer causes problems during a case.Read more
Violating the Code of Ethics Can Get You Sued
Realtors who ignore the Code of Ethics do so at their own peril. Angry buyers & sellers who believe they suffered financial damages because of a real estate agent are quick to instigate lawsuits to recover their alleged losses. Lawsuits can be costly in time, money, and reputation, and are always emotionally stressful. But prudent Realtors who learn and then abide by our Code of Ethics can avoid the mistakes, pitfalls, and temptations that lead other licensees to litigation nightmares.Read more